Software spending to continue growing through 2017, says IDC
Nov 25, 14:50
IDC has released the latest forecast from the Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker. On-year growth in the worldwide software market for 2013 has been revised to 4.3% in current US dollars. The forecast was lowered from the 5.7% on-year growth projected in May because of an important currency exchange...
AMD unveils latest products and technologies at APU13 conference
Nov 14, 11:49
AMD has announced its 2014 mobile accelerated processing unit (APU) product roadmap at the APU13 Developer Conference. Raising the performance bar across fanless tablets, 2-in-1s and ultrathin notebooks, the APUs codenamed Mullins and Beema are projected to deliver more than two folds of the performance-per-watt...
Foxconn to form joint venture with China games developer
Oct 31, 14:22
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced a joint venture with China-based games developer Netdragon Websoft and investment firm Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund through its subsidiary Foxteq Holding. Foconn will invest a total of US$33 million.
CyberLink begins to sell products through US retail chains
Oct 29, 21:44
Taiwan-based digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink began selling its products through retail chains in the US market, including Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Target and Sam's Club, in the third quarter of 2013, and is expected to significantly increase its B2C sales...
PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products
Oct 28, 10:57
Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for a 64GB model. Other brand vendors such as Acer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Sony have also released Windows 8.1 pr...
Microsoft reports revenues of US$18.53 billion for 3Q13
Oct 25, 14:40
Microsoft has announced revenues of US$18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were US$13.42 billion, US$6.33 billion, US$5.24 billion, and US$0.62 per share, respectively.
Alibaba applies for over 200 patents in Taiwan
Oct 22, 11:14
Alibaba Group, the largest operator of e-commerce services in China, has filed for more than 200 patents with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), though it has yet to obtain one, according to TIPO.
Inventec looking to form new company for its cloud computing business
Oct 21, 22:16
Inventec has recently integrated its cloud computing center, IT department and information center and established a new business unit, the cloud computing information and solution center. The new business unit will focus mainly on seeking partnerships with Taiwan-based software designers to either...
Microsoft announces global availability of Windows 8.1
Oct 18, 14:59
Microsoft has announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its Windows 8 operating system. Beginning October 17, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230 markets and 37 languages can download the free update via the online Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available...
Systex promoting own-brand big-data solutions
Oct 17, 16:11
Systex, a Taiwan-based provider of IT management solutions and hardware/software system integration services, has been actively promoting Etu, a range of in-house-developed Hadoop-based big-data analysis solutions, in the Taiwan and China market, with corresponding revenues expected to account for...
Promise Technology expects revenue growth of 20-25% in 2014
Oct 17, 12:21
Promise Technology, a Taiwan-based provider of cloud computing & IT and surveillance storage solutions, expects consolidated revenues for 2013 to increase on year by 14-18% and for 2014 growth should be in the 20-25% range, company chairman and president James Lee said at an October 16 investors...
Insyde sees flat on-month performance in September revenues
Oct 11, 12:38
Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software has announced consolidated revenues of NT$82.48 million (US$2.81 million) for September, flat on month but down 32.78% on year, with consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2013 reaching NT$691 million, down 19.85% on year.
Microsoft unveils enterprise cloud solutions
Oct 8, 15:23
Microsoft has announced a wave of new enterprise products and services. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft's enterprise cloud strategy.
Microsoft unveils Surface 2, Surface Pro 2
Sep 24, 11:20
Microsoft has announced expansion of its Surface family of tablets. Two new Surface models - Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 - along with an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories, will be available at Microsoft retail stores and select third-party retailers and commercial resellers in 22 initial...
Microsoft OS head Terry Myerson to visit Taiwan in October, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 23, 12:24
Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson is set to travel to Taiwan and visit brand vendors including Acer and Asustek Computer in October, promoting the upcoming Windows 8.1 and discussing the company's future strategy, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily...
Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and share repurchase program
Sep 18, 15:19
Microsoft has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.28 per share, reflecting a US$0.05 or 22% increase over the previous quarter's dividend. The dividend is payable December 12, 2013, to shareholders of record on November 21, 2013. The ex-dividend date will be...
Taiwan market: Evernote registered users reach over one million
Sep 17, 13:56
Evernote, a California-based provider of cloud computing-based software for taking notes and archiving, has seen the number of registered users in Taiwan increase from 200,000-300,000 in 2012 to more than one million currently, according to its Taiwan office.
Foxconn plans to develop B2B sales of industrial products in China
Sep 13, 11:35
The Foxconn Group has experienced frustration operating B2C online shopping services in the China market, and is planning to resume B2B sales of industrial products made by its affiliates to small- to medium-size enterprises mainly, according to industry sources.
ITRI unveils cloud computing OS
Sep 4, 11:31
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled ITRI Cloud OS 1.0, an internally-developed operating system for handling cloud computing-based data processing and computation, with Inventec, Wiwynn and Delta Electronics to be initial adopters, according...
Microsoft names new channel chief for Worldwide Partner Group
Aug 30, 12:37
Microsoft has announced the appointment of Phil Sorgen as corporate vice president of the company's Worldwide Partner Group. Sorgen will manage a team of sales and marketing professionals tasked with helping Microsoft's 640,000-member-strong partner community capitalize on new areas of growth in cloud...
Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs
Aug 29, 11:22
As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his optimism about the operating system. Compared to Android and iOS, Windows' security and management abilities will allow...